I can now begin to believe that summer is here. We've had a lot of rainy, cool weather, but there is a warming trend. The girls are in the middle of swim lessons. In preparation, they had their summer haircuts. I took Quarta for hers last Saturday, and Tertia had hers yesterday. They are both doing well in swim lessons. It's hard to believe, but we've been going to Lakeshore Athletic Club for summer swim lessons for about 15 years now. They have long-term teachers there... Quarta's level 4 class teacher has been teaching for 20 years and Tertia's level 3 teacher has been teaching for 35 years. They also taught the boys a few years back.
19 years ago today, this little bundle came into the world and had to be coaxed to open his eyes long enough for the newborn picture. The photographer was insistent that babies must be photographed with eyes open before they were allowed to leave the hospital, and finally got this shot. Daniel promptly went back to sleep and continued to sleep through all daylight hours for the next several days.
Thanks, Daniel, for being such a sweet baby, an earnest and eager child, and an independent and thoughtful young man. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in the future, but please - don't be in too much of a hurry to leave the nest!